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Emily Gee

Emily Gee is the daughter of famous New Zealand novelist Maurice Gee. She loves to travel and has recently visited China, North Africa and the Middle East. Emily has studied too much and has too many pieces of paper. As well as credits in Ancient Greek, Chemistry, and Canine Behaviour, she has a Bachelor of Science (Geology) and a Post Graduate Diploma (Rehabilitation). She loves to travel and has lived and studied in Sweden, backpacked in Europe, and travelled overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa. She currently works in the wine industry in Marlborough, New Zealand, home of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc.

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The Blood Curse

Released 30 June 2015

By Emily Gee

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A curse is ravaging the Seven Kingdoms. Fugitive Osgaardan prince, Harkeld, is the one person who can destroy it. Guarded by Sentinel mages, pursued by Fithian assassins, he begins the final - and most dangerous - stage of his quest: entering the cursed kingdom of Sault, where drinking even one drop of the water means madness and death.

But the mages aren’t the only travelers heading east. Princess Brigitta, abducted by the Fithians, is also bound for Sault - unless she can escape. And in close pursuit is her loyal armsman, Karel.

Young orphan, Jaume, is also headed for Sault - where he will be forced to make decisions that will change the fate of the Seven Kingdoms forever.

Compulsively readable and intricately plotted, in The Cursed Kingdoms Trilogy Gee has masterfully spun an epic fantasy world that has become and a fast and firm favourite among fantasy fans. The Blood Curse offers up a perfect ending the popular series as Gee masterfully brings to conclusion her three wonderfully realised plot threads with a cinematic climax that will leave readers enthralled; if you haven’t discovered the Seven Kingdoms yet, now is the perfect time to do so as Harkeld, Brigitta, Karel and Jaume step out for what could be the last time...

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The Fire Prince

Released 26 August 2014

By Emily Gee

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Emily Gee continues fan-favourite Cursed Kingdoms trilogy with a dazzling follow up to the bestselling Sentinel Mage

The Seven Kingdoms are in the grip of an ancient and terrible blood curse. Thousands have died. Thousands more will die. Only one man can end the curse.

The fugitive Osgaardan prince, Harkeld, is that man - whether he likes it or not. But the bounty on Harkeld's head is high. He has outrun his father's soldiers, but he can't outrun the assassins who seek him - Fithians, trained in the art of killing. Even the Sentinel mages who guide and guard him are no match for Fithian steel. Faced with the ever-present threat of death, Harkeld must learn to use his fire magic. Or die.

Meanwhile, dark plots are unfolding in Osgaard's gold-tiled palace, snaring Princess Brigitta and those she loves. And in the eastern kingdoms, young orphan Jaume journeys with a band of mysterious and dangerous fighters, heading north for a purpose he does not understand.

UK: 9781781082393 | 11th September 2014
US: 9781781082409 | 26th August 2014

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The Laurentine Spy

Released 5 May 2009

By Emily Gee

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The Corhonase citadel is a place of virtue and debauchery - and deadly secrets. For the Laurentine spies embedded there, every day brings danger.

Nothing is as it seems, whether in the ballrooms and salons of the nobles' court or the catacombs beneath the citadel. Saliel has many secrets; her spying is one, her past as a pickpocket in Laurent's slums is another, but her most deeply guarded secret is the magic she possesses.

She walks a narrow path between discovery as a spy and being burned as a witch. With a sadistic Spycatcher closing in, Saliel and her fellow spies are tested to the limits of their endurance. In the fight to stay alive they must trust each other or die. Magic may be their only hope of survival...

UK: 9781844167111 | 5th May 2009
US: 9781844166039 | 28th April 2009

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The Sentinel Mage

Released 25 January 2011

By Emily Gee

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In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path. Only one man can break it: Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage’s blood in his veins. But Prince Harkeld has a bounty on his head - and assassins at his heels.

Innis is a gifted shapeshifter. Now she must do the forbidden: become a man. She must stand at Prince Harkeld’s side as his armsman, protecting and deceiving him. But the deserts of Masse are more dangerous than the assassins hunting the prince. The curse has woken deadly creatures, and the magic Prince Harkeld loathes may be the only thing standing between him and death.

The first book in a thrilling new heroic fantasy trilogy, Emily Gee’s The Sentinel Mage combines high action and an exciting new take on magic with challenging themes of identity and social taboo, as a strong cast of engaging characters races against time to save a world threatened with a horrific curse.

“Her haunting prose reads like Hans Christian Andersen for twenty-first century adults.”
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh

UK: 9781907519499 | 3rd February 2011
US: 9781907519505 | 25th January 2011

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Thief With No Shadow

Released 1 May 2007

By Emily Gee

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Melke is one of the most unusual thieves ever to have walked the land of Bresse, aided by the magic which courses through her veins, allowing her to become unseen.

When, however, it transpires that a necklace she has stolen holds the key to both saving her brother's life and to breaking a terrible curse, she has to do the unthinkable: steal it back from one of the most dangerous places known to man - the den of the fire-breathing salamanders.

Things are about to get very tough for Melke indeed, especially when she comes to realise that the people she thought were out to get her may actually be her only allies. Thief With No Shadow is a rich, romantic fantasy tale set in a world where the ordinary and extraordinary co-exist, where fire-breathing salamanders live alongside men, and magic runs in the blood of mortals.

"Emily Gee's first novel, Thief With No shadow, is a finely faceted gem. Her haunting prose reads like Hans Christian Andersen for twenty-first century adults. Bravo!"
- Mindy Klasky, author of The Glasswright's Apprentice

"Dark and compelling, Thief With No Shadow is a stunning debut. Emily Gee is a storyteller to watch"
- Nalini Singh, bestselling author of Slave to Sensation.

UK: 9781844164691 | 8th May 2007
US: 9781844164691 | 25th April 2007